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The Source: Should Schools Do Away With Homework?

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When Godley Elementary School teacher Brandy Young informed her second graders' parents that there would be no assigned homework in her class, the news went viral. The above link is to USA Today, but it was also on CNN, the International Business TimesThe Daily Mail. That is to say, it was a popular decision. 

Parents and their kids have long bemoaned the hours of work they often spend their school evenings laboring on what sometimes amounts to busy work. But is it time to rethink homework?


Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive